Free Speech In Public Schools

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Yes, students' rights to free speech and expression should be limited in schools. "Neither interest is trivial. Words and symbols are at the core of American society, and free speech, many believe, separates the United States from oppressive countries. Public schools are society in miniature, with students and school employees representing the full range of beliefs." And furthermore "it is important to remember that speech, as defined by the Constitution, is not just words. It also includes nonverbal and symbolic expression: clothes, off-campus web sites, dance performances, and art. In today’s climate, questions about freedom of speech are amplified. The nation is polarized by matters of war and peace, and in-your-face moral issues provoke
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